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Expert in Chemical Reactor Design & Control

Expert ID: 108057 Texas, USA

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Expert is one of the country's foremost experts in the design and control of chemical reactors. Expert's expertise involves modeling and scale-up of batch and continuous reactors for both homogeneous and catalytic reactors including multi-phase reactors such as trickle bed and slurry reactors. He is also experienced with catalytic reactors, and reactor applications including petrochemical crackers, bulk polymerization and pharmaceuticals.



Expert has significant experience in the design and control of highly exothermic reactions and how to avoid reactor runaway, minimize parametric sensitivity, and avoid transient temperature excursions such as wrong-way behavior. He has served as a consultant to several major corporations on this subject and has experience as an expert witness.

Expert has conducted research and consulted with several companies on how to optimize the performance of a catalyst by the proper choice of pore size and porosity.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1966 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Minnesota
Year: 1963 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Technion, Israel
Year: 1960 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Technion, Israel

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1967 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Cullen Professor of Chemical Engineering (Department Chairman) Department: Chemical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1966 to 1967 Employer: University of Minnesota Title: Professor Department: Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the AIChE, ACS, and ASEE.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.
Professional Appointments
He is the Editor of "Reviews in Chemical Engineering" and member of the Editorial Board of "Catalysis Reviews." He is Chair of the Board of the International Symposium
on Chemical reaction Engineering, Inc.
Awards / Recognition
Expert is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering for his significant contributions to the field of chemical engineering. His other important honors and awards include the Wilhelm, Colburn and Professional Progress Awards from the AIChE, the Curtis McGraw Award, and Lectureship Awards from the ASEE.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published over 250 papers and 2 patents.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German
Hebrew

Fields of Expertise

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